Rin

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I've decided not to have kids
by Rin on 10 Jul 2014  279 comments, latest 5 years ago
Ok, it's been said before but I'll say it again. I see myself as a creative and intelligent person who, if born rich, would be a Renaissance man doing my...

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Why do ppl promote the lie, 'Money Doesn't Bring Happiness' ? (iusedtohavehair.com)
by Rin on 6 Feb 2014  272 comments, latest 5 years ago
There are numerous commentators who tout the nonsense of Money not buying happiness ... http://iusedtohavehair.com/201 http://www.studymode.com/essay http://www.forbes.com/2004/09/ I will say one thing ... Corporate America, meaning engaging them, working for...

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Rin's corroboration with a female ex-classmate
by Rin on 16 Sep 2014  228 comments, latest 5 years ago
I had a chat with an old acquaintance from high school. She was one of the few girls who was in the advanced chemistry section and did extremely well on...

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The Night My Husband Revealed To Me His Double Life (huffingtonpost.com)
by Rin on 16 Mar 2015  179 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Excerpt from article: "Number one," he says, looking down at his paper, "About 10 years ago, when we'd been married a couple of years, I had an affair. It...

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Reference material for my loss of interest in dating women thread
by Rin on 16 Jul 2014  168 comments, latest 3 years ago
Since it's tough to run through an entire thread to find this, I figured I should make this a reference read, all on its own. Original thread: http://patrick.net/?p=1246407 Here's a...

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The movie, 'The Graduate' is a sign that the boomers suck.
by Rin on 6 Sep 2014  158 comments, latest 5 years ago
In 'The Graduate', Dustin Hoffman portrayed a very bored kid, from an upper middle class household on the west coast. He had nothing to do all day and his only...

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My plan to restore science & engineering in America
by Rin on 21 Mar 2014  143 comments, latest 4 years ago
I think it's time that the horseshit about science and engineering careers comes to an end. Corporations are offshoring R&D and the govt is limiting funding to key *pet* principal...

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Simple, doctors are overpaid
by Rin on 28 Oct 2012  128 comments, latest 2 years ago
I think it's time that we stop the lies and admit the truth, doctors are simply overpaid. GPs are at ~$150K while specialists and surgical specialists are from $200K to...

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STEM graduate says he can't find a job (washingtonpost.com)
by Rin on 27 Aug 2014  122 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ Excerpts: "My degree was supposed to make me qualified as a programmer, but by the time I left school, all of the software and programming languages I’d learned had...

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Ann Coulter turns interest in World Cup into a multiculturalism bashing issue. (clarionledger.com)
by Rin on 26 Jun 2014  120 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.clarionledger.com/s Excerpt: "If more "Americans" are watching soccer today, it's only because of the demographic switch effected by Teddy Kennedy's 1965 immigration law. I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather...

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Millennials will be the 1st generation to see the end of work
by Rin on 20 May 2014  115 comments, latest a month ago
The primary thing which defines the WWII & Boomers was that they were the generations which had actually experienced an era where one's labor was of value to society. And...

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If Hillary Clinton actually worked out, 2 hrs per day, would she be attractive?
by Rin on 13 Oct 2016  115 comments, latest 2 years ago
Here's Hillary from her youth ... Clearly, she's got nice facial features and is quite good looking, despite being a monster on the inside. If she'd worked out, like let's...

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Why do ppl compare the Navy SEALs to let's say... an Ivy league education?
by Rin on 10 Nov 2015  101 comments, latest 4 years ago
For the life of me, I'd gotten tired of the comparison. All the wonks out there, like to compare passing the training to enter the Navy SEALs or really, any...

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Rin ... can someone tell me why f*cking wh*res won't bring me happiness?
by Rin on 5 Jan 2016  96 comments, latest 3 years ago
Ok, I'm waiting for your responses.

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Strategist, are you ready?
by Rin on 23 Feb 2015  90 comments, latest 4 years ago
Use your imagination to fill in the box ... It's time for you to book that ticket to Oz/NZ! Say farewell to Uncle Sam! We fought a Revolutionary War for...

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Enough on scientist threads, don't go into science if you're not already rich
by Rin on 11 Sep 2013  85 comments, latest 6 years ago
Ok, we've seen threads on the NSA (or some school admin) suppressing a Hopkin's professor's writings, another on federal research grant cutbacks and then, more threads on continuous STEM shortages....

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Article: What's Causing Our Millennials to Fail at Becoming Adults? (mainstreet.com)
by Rin on 2 Mar 2014  82 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.mainstreet.com/arti Excerpt: --- "Even as economic conditions have improved for some in the population, young people are worse off today than they were 20 years ago," says study co-author Warren...

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STEM a/o educational wonks, really don't know what they're talking
by Rin on 29 Aug 2015  80 comments, latest 4 years ago
about, in the reality of things. Just this last week, I'd gotten an unsolicited call from an old acquaintance, who'd now become a headhunter. Earlier on, he was a programmer/analyst...

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Wham's George Michael is dead & got more respect than let's say, Rin, because .. (yahoo.com)
by Rin on 25 Dec 2016  79 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.yahoo.com/music/pu Excerpt Throughout his career, his drug use and taste for risky sex brought him into frequent brushes with the law, most famously in 1998 when he was arrested for...

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Dating is not like Pomegranates
by Rin on 9 Feb 2017  79 comments, latest 2 years ago
The problem is that most ppl don't understand the difference between what's intrinsically organic and what's artificial/man made. Dating is artificial. It's about the pretense of potential soulmate-hood and other...

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16-year-old with 3 associate degrees gets perfect SAT score (news.yahoo.com)
by Rin on 3 Jul 2014  73 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://news.yahoo.com/16-year- Excerpt: "Maadhav Shah is only 16 years old, but he already holds three associate's degrees and recently scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT. As the Bobs from "Office...

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If I'd grown up in Amsterdam instead of New England
by Rin on 7 Dec 2015  68 comments, latest 3 years ago
When I'm not studying, I'd be here ... Of course, I could have been born rich in New England, homeschooled myself, and be a distance learning college student from here....

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Is it time to declare San Francisco, an overrated city? (sfweekly.com)
by Rin on 20 Feb 2014  67 comments, latest 5 years ago
Starting from the Google Bus protests: http://www.sfweekly.com/2014-0 adding in the spraying of the homeless: http://america.aljazeera.com/a And then, the fact that a majority of the cityscape is dingy... it's practically a...

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The happiest profession is being independently wealthy (gringobandito.com)
by Rin on 20 Apr 2014  65 comments, latest 5 years ago
And then, doing exactly what one wants. Once again, Dexter Holland of Offspring, who made his millions in rock, has also invented a hot sauce which he's marketing. http://www.gringobandito.com And...

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Rin is free, no stupid New Year's gathering...
by Rin on 31 Dec 2015  65 comments, latest 3 years ago
People, I finally did it. I was suppose to attend this gathering but then, I faked having car troubles (the old Accord works just fine) and the fact that someone...

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Robots/AI future, we need a full blown welfare state but not state socialism (marshallbrain.com)
by Rin on 10 May 2013  61 comments, latest 3 years ago
Yes, it's true, in the future, robotic/expert systems will perform much of the work, which is paying our bills today. http://www.marshallbrain.com/r Thus, it's imperative that we plan for the collapse...

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I'm looking for an Olivia Wilde doppelganger (3.bp.blogspot.com)
by Rin on 8 Oct 2014  61 comments, latest 5 years ago
I figured I'd ask the PatNet community ... I'm looking for an Olivia Wilde doppelganger. As you know, in the land of the free, the United States of America, men...

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STEM is not culturally prestigious
by Rin on 12 Aug 2015  57 comments, latest 4 years ago
Why is it, that ppl try to make STEM education and its careers look prestigious to the naive of the world? What the popular press seems to fail at, is...

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Another plea for ppl to attend graduate school (finance.yahoo.com)
by Rin on 11 May 2014  55 comments, latest 5 years ago
Here we go again ... http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ Excerpt: More education typically leads to better job prospects and bigger paychecks. And we're not just talking about doctors and lawyers. While the average...

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Jeff Bezos is dating former news anchor Lauren Sanchez (yahoo.com)
by Rin on 9 Jan 2019  54 comments, latest 2 months ago
https://www.yahoo.com/entertai Excerpt: "Hours after Jeff Bezos announced he and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, planned to divorce, it’s been reported that the billionaire has already moved on. Sources have...

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Can I finally admit that I'd rather f*ck wh*res than date?
by Rin on 2 Dec 2015  53 comments, latest 3 years ago
Seriously, can't a guy be honest these days?

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I would be perfectly content with a sex robot which looks like
by Rin on 29 Dec 2015  53 comments, latest 3 years ago
the following ... That should do the trick for me.

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Apple ex-managers talk about the company (businessinsider.com)
by Rin on 1 Oct 2014  52 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.businessinsider.com Excerpt: Staff members get emails from their bosses at 1 a.m. — and are expected to reply immediately. Melton says in the podcast that "Sunday is a work night...

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Another A.I. thread (techcrunch.com)
by Rin on 14 Dec 2014  50 comments, latest 4 years ago
Here's a guy trying to quell the flames of the fear of A.I. http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/ Now, here's my question ... why is everyone so hyper-focused on a so-called emerging consciousness of...

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I have a friend who drives a Tesla ... I say 'so what?!'
by Rin on 20 Aug 2018  49 comments, latest 5 months ago
As you know, I'm semi-retired from hedge fund work. I now consult back to my old firm, in return for free livery & lodging, wherever I go, advocating for my...

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Ok, rentafriend.com's first failure for Rin
by Rin on 8 May 2019  49 comments, latest 11 days ago
All right, I've been using rentafriend.com to meet up with women at higher end Boston restaurants with the idea that there would be no followup 'relationship'.Well today, I was betrayed....

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Robots/AI future, we need a full blown welfare state (marshallbrain.com)
by Rin on 24 Nov 2014  46 comments, latest 4 years ago
I need to resurrect this topic, as it's now becoming impending future. Yes, it's true, in the future, robotic/expert systems will perform much of the work, which is paying our...

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Rin's statement: How society insists upon lying to me that love is amazing ...
by Rin on 19 Dec 2015  46 comments, latest 3 years ago
Once again, I find a media vignette, but this time from some time ago, about perfect love & marriage. Here's Belinda Carlisle's "Mad About You" video ... For those of...

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More STEM nonsense but in reverse (tablet.washingtonpost.com)
by Rin on 30 Mar 2015  44 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://tablet.washingtonpost.c Excerpt: “Innovation is not simply a technical matter but rather one of understanding how people and societies work, what they need and want. America will not dominate the 21st...

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Dating in decline in Japan (youtube.com)
by Rin on 25 Mar 2015  43 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/embed/h Excerpt from the broadcast:
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